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Old Mar 13th 2020, 7:56 am
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I've seen the newsreels of lines of people queueing up to be fed at soup kitchens during the depression of the late 20's, it lasted for about four years, it's likely to return
China has a political system that, following a slow start, is apparently making progress in dampening down the infection.
The US is a classic example of a system that's incapable of fighting this emergency in any manner whatsoever.
They have governmental politics that govern by agreed paralysis and any response will be unachievable.
Their health care system is fragmented and is driven by need of those able to pay. There is a general reluctance to mobilise resources in a systemic approach that benefits the common good.
It's this inability, and general acceptance of a health system that's driven by profit that ensures delays until someone decides who pays, that's been exposed by the appalling numbers being tested.
The inevitable result will be a country that'll maximise those who contract the virus.
This will ensure that the service sector in the first instance, and the manufacturing sector later on, will see massive lack of demand and huge numbers laid off and made redundant.
In a country so averse to social payments to those in need, this will inevitably invoke the services of charities who will find themselves overwhelmed.
Times have changed and those that have will be less inclined to help as those did a century ago.
I'm commenting here on how I expect the US to suffer in the coming months, but remember, the US is only a border away and emergencies have a tendency to cross borders.
Expect to see a soup kitchen coming your way any time soon.

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Old Mar 13th 2020, 10:20 am
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Angela Merkel has said that she expects 60-70% of Germans to contract COVID-19. Given the relaxed state of things here, they obviously expect the mortality rate to be extremely low. Life goes on.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 2:54 pm
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CN Tower closed until at least mid April
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 3:35 pm
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Parliament adjourned until April 20.
We've had some cancellations at work too; some fairly big shows.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 3:38 pm
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Wales v Scotland 6 Nations rugby postponed, English football leagues suspended until 03 April, UEFA Champion's League and Europe League suspended, US Masters golf postponed...
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 3:44 pm
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US Masters golf postponed...
Oh dear.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 3:47 pm
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Oh dear.
Nascar is scheduled to continue but without fans. No golf is fine with me.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 4:02 pm
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Wales v Scotland 6 Nations rugby postponed, English football leagues suspended until 03 April, UEFA Champion's League and Europe League suspended, US Masters golf postponed...

Damn....I thought the Wales Scotland match was still on? I cant keep up.

Australian F1 GP cancelled.
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 4:44 pm
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Australian MP Peter Dutton has just been diagnosed with COVID-19. He met Ivanka Trump and AG Barr 6 days ago.
I reckon Trump will have it soon.

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BA says jobs will go as airline industry faces crisis 'worse than 9/11'
https://www.theguardian.com/business...11-coronavirus
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Old Mar 13th 2020, 5:17 pm
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This about sums it up:

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Only watched the start of this, looks interesting and will be making time to watch in full...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...y-going-viral/
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Trudeau is about to give an official statement:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tru...d-19-1.5496367
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Nascar is scheduled to continue but without fans. No golf is fine with me.
To be clear, IMV If everyone who participates in golf dropped dead from the coronavirus tomorrow the world would be a better, and more beautiful place, and would have a population with improved hand/eye coordination.

I've just been to Costco. I panic bought chocolate. If you're going to devote two hours to queuing you may as well achieve something. Rather a jolly crowd, spirit of the blitz and all that. Except, of course, the BMW driver taking up two spots. I expect he was a golfer.
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Don't usually like that guy....but that was pretty spot on! I still haven't found anyone to tell me why they are buying bog roll! No one knows! lol.
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